NATIONAL ENGAGEMENT CAMPAIGN
We are excited to launch the national engagement campaign for And Then They Came for Us, a new documentary directed by the Peabody Award winning team of Abby Ginzberg and Ken Schneider. Copies of the film are available for screenings and we encourage you to consider hosting a screening in your city or community. We urge you to review the resources available on this website.
We need your help in getting the film more widely seen especially in light of the US Supreme Court's reinstatement of the partial travel ban.
Seventy-five years ago, Executive Order 9066 paved the way to the profound violation of constitutional rights that resulted in the forced incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans. Featuring George Takei and many others who were incarcerated, as well as newly rediscovered photographs of Dorothea Lange, And Then They Came for Us brings history into the present, retelling this difficult story and following Japanese American activists as they speak out against the Muslim registry and travel ban. Knowing our history is the first step to ensuring we do not repeat it. And Then They Came for Us is a cautionary and inspiring tale for these dark times. Please partner with us to share this critical story.